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Amanatullah Khan Questioned by ED in Alleged Recruitment Scam Probe

ED Questions AAP’s Amanatullah Khan Over Alleged Recruitment Scam

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) questioned former Delhi Waqf Board chairman and Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) Okhla MLA Amanatullah Khan for over 12 hours on April 18 in connection with an alleged recruitment scam.

Khan was summoned by the agency to record his statement under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. Denying the allegations, Khan stated to the media before entering the ED office that the charges against him were unfounded.

Later, Khan released a pre-recorded video statement on social media claiming he had been arrested, but he emerged from the ED office after midnight clarifying that he had only been questioned and his statements recorded.

AAP leader Atishi defended Khan on social media, while the BJP welcomed the ED’s actions.

The ED is investigating Khan based on a case filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in 2016, accusing him of making illegal recruitments during his tenure as the Waqf Board chairman. Khan is also accused of allowing encroachers to occupy Waqf properties, leading to losses for the board.

Khan’s questioning comes amidst the recent arrest of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and other AAP leaders in the Delhi excise policy case. In his video statement, Khan vowed to continue serving his constituency despite pressure from the BJP to leave AAP.

Responding to the development, Delhi BJP president Virendra Sachdeva accused Khan of financial corruption and deceiving the minority community by misusing Waqf Board’s properties and funds.

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